Six Reasons to Reject National Popular Vote

By Kevin Kane
On Monday, Louisiana’s House of Representatives is expected to vote on HB 1095. This bill would make Louisiana party to the National Popular Vote (NPV) “compact” whereby state electors would pledge to cast their votes to the presidential candidate receiving the most votes nationwide, regardless of the results in Louisiana. Here are six reasons why legislators should reject this attempt to jettison our electoral system.

TAGS: Constitution, Elections, Electoral College, legislature, Louisiana, National Popular Vote, NPV

The Truth About Cash Balance Pension Plans

By Kevin Kane
Critics of Governor Jindal’s proposed “cash balance” pension plan for state employees have made a number of inaccurate claims. The current retirement systems have amassed an astonishing $18.9 billion in unfunded liabilities, but reform opponents defend the status quo with scare tactics while relying on a flawed report from the Legislative Auditor.

TAGS: Bobby Jindal, cash balance, defined benefit, legislature, Pension Reform, pensions, Retirement, Taxes